Local Grants: Support via Counties and Towns
Amherst County has two grants for local businesses – the CARES Act Small Business Grant and the Back in Business CDBG Grant – and both use federal funds that have specific guidelines. Many guidelines are the same, but there are some differences.
Please carefully read through each set of grant guidelines to see if your business may qualify for one or both of the grants. The grants are specifically designed to provide financial help for our hurting local businesses because we recognize how important your business is to Amherst County. NOTE: Businesses cannot use funding from any other local, state, or federal assistance program for the same expenses for the same time period that they are requesting reimbursement or rent/mortgage relief under these Amherst County grants.
The Campbell County CARES Act Reimbursement Grant is currently accepting applications and the Rebuild VA Grant Program will start taking applications on August 10, 2020. Details for both programs can be found by clicking the button. The Campbell County Board of Supervisors has earmarked $1M in federally-issued CARES Act funds to offer as reimbursement grants for local businesses that incurred expenses related to COVID-19.
Campbell County businesses who meet eligibility criteria may apply for up to $5,000 in reimbursement funds via an online grant application. Requests for grant awards over $5,000 will be considered on a case-by-case basis contingent on documentation of adverse impact and need.